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  • Melanie Beard

The Charles Hotel

While most of the Rocco Forte Hotels are situated in historical old buildings, The Charles Hotel in Munich is a completely newly built hotel. When planning the hotel together with the renowned Munich architect Christoph Sattler, Sir Rocco Forte had the guests of today and their wishes already in mind, thus creating a place of luxury and comfort, right in the heart of the beautiful city of Munich.

The Charles Hotel, which was named after Lord Charles Forte, the father of Sir Rocco Forte, and which was built on the site of the former university library for natural sciences at the Old Botanical Garden, tells with its interior design three different stories: one of the Forte Family, one of the Old Botanical Garden and one of Munich and its art heritage.

The hotel was built in 2007 as part of a new Munich quarter Lenbachgärten. The Munich cult museum Lenbachhaus, including the former villa of the Munich painter prince Franz von Lenbach, is only a few minutes walking distance from the hotel. It is therefore only natural that the Rocco Forte Hotels acquired original paintings of the 19th century painter, which can be found throughout the hotel. This award-winning hotel has 160 guestrooms and suites, which are amongst the largest in Munich with a minimum size of forty square meters.

In The Charles Spa the natural theme is also continued in its interior design: The walls of the pool area are decorated with extensive, elaborately made coral mosaics from Bisazza. The nature theme connects with that of Munich: The members of the royal family Wittelsbach were passionate coral collectors and even used them in their coats of arms.

The Charles Hotel, is the latest five-star superior hotel in Munich with modern design. Located in a unique position between the Old Botanical Garden, the Karlsplatz as well as the Königsplatz, the Hotel is the ideal starting point us who want to get to know the heart and soul of the city.

Established by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of eleven individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations.

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